Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s first novel, Lady Audley’s Secret, was one of the most popular English novels of its day. Published serially in 1862, it tells the story of the lovely Lucy Graham, who becomes Lady Audley at the beginning of the novel, and who conceals a scandalous secret from her new husband and his family. The plot, which includes madness, bigamy, attempted murder, and seduction, made this a shocking but highly successful story for Victorian audiences. It remains one of the best examples of 19th century sensational fiction, and is a wonderfully absorbing book.
July 17, 2014 Subject:
Great Time Period Mystery!
I do not know how I never read Mary Elizabeth Braddon! Genius storyteller! I was on the train full steam as soon as Lady Audley's Secret started! Mystery, intrigue, she gives you just enough information and detail to tease the senses to continue! I have learned she wrote many books, which I will now find!
June 3, 2011 Subject:
I listen to a lot of librivox, and I am generally very pleased with the reading. Sometimes, though, you come across a reader that is so excellent that you start listening to everything they read. Elizabeth Klett is one of those. She has such an excellent quality of voice, a good range of character voices, and the perfect reading tempo.
On top of that, I really enjoyed this book. Its an excellent mystery and poses many questions to the reader. Is it a book about madness or feminism? What a great read!
June 5, 2010 Subject:
Elizabeth Klett. can do no wrong
What a treasure Elizabeth Klett is!
This is my third review of Elizabeth. She acted in and edited a recent Merchant of Venice, and has a growing following. She shines not just for her talent; she prepares very well. You KNOW that she's read the piece several times and so knows the importance of each sentence to the elements then being developed. He pace, diction, pronunciation etc are superb and absolutely consistent from start to finish.
With a lesser reader, or if I were reading the book,I might not have liked this book. Elizabeth's talent and effort present the work accessibly and keeps up my interest.
June 3, 2010 Subject:
Good Romance and Mystery
This book reminded me of the TV show, Murder She Wrote, so if you liked that series, I think you will very likely enjoy this book.
February 5, 2009 Subject:
Elizabeth is one of the best readers. I've enjoyed all the books that she's read.
November 14, 2008 Subject:
You are correct. I added Elizabeth as reader and I agree she is an awesome reader!
November 12, 2008 Subject:
I think that the person who narrated this was actually Elizabeth Klett (sp). Who did a wonderful job. I am listening to her narration of Carmilla which is also wonderfully done. Enjoy!